5 beauty products that will make you glow

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We give you our honest feedback on different products to try. These five beauties made us look and feel gorgeous.

Glow. Now by sml

Freshly handmade, every item in the Now regimen is infused with affirmations and attuned with energy. The Glow elixir can be used as a light perfume, beautifying toner, a summer spray or for a spritz of hydration. This product is vegan, natural and hasn’t been tested on animals. A cleanser, toner and serum are also available in the Now by sml product range.

Robyn: “I spritzed this on my face and neck during the day and instantly felt refreshed. After a yoga session a spray of this is perfect so I would definitely keep a bottle in my gym bag. The affirmation on the bottle was a nice touch – ‘I embody and express unconditional love’. The ingredients include Rose, Orange and Jasmine waters and Mandarin, Rosemary, Bergamot, Lavender, Sweet Orange and Jasmine oils.”

100ml A$45

nowbysml.com

My Magic Mud Polishing Tooth Powder. Biome Eco Stores

Biome Eco Stores delve into the complete story of a product and its impacts and bring toxin-free, sustainable alternatives to you. Not only does this give you peace of mind that the product is safe but you also get to know the people and their motivation behind the products. Everything at Biome is safe for you and our planet.

Dee: “I’m always on the lookout for fluoride and toxin-free toothpastes! I tried the My Magic Mud peppermint flavoured tooth powder with Turmeric and Cacao. The turmeric does stain your toothbrush but it’s easy to use and produces a small amount of foam, which I liked. It has a fairly sweet but pleasant taste and you only need a small amount. I was also very impressed with the range of products Biome has on its website.”

Marie: “Great, peppermint taste. My teeth definitely felt clean and polished. I would use this again.”

40g  A$29.95

biome.com.au.

Skin Repair Serum. Akari

Akari aims to prove that you can nourish your skin without harming your body. Its products contain no harsh chemicals, are never tested on animals and are vegan friendly, paraben and sulphate free.

Dee: “The serum is suitable for the face and body and is made from a multitude of healing and protective oils. I used this on my face at the end of each day and loved the nourishing, hydrating feel it gave my skin. It has a lovely light fragrance and doesn’t leave an oily residue. I was interested to read that this serum is great for slow healing wounds and burns, especially from the sun and therapeutic radiation treatment.”

100ml $32

akari.co.nz

Facial Exfoliant and Body Scrub Gift Pack. Bean Body Care

Bean Body combines fair-trade coffee beans with an environmentally friendly, clean and certified cosmetic factory to bring you naturally luxurious coffee scrubs that are organic, vegan and vegetarian friendly. The Bean Body range includes a number of different coffee combinations including Manuka Honey, Peppermint, Mandarin, Vanilla Bean and Coco Berry.

Dee: “I had a lot of fun with this beautifully presented gift pack of coffee scrubs. They have a  gorgeous coffee bean smell, without being too overpowering, and I love the fact that there are no nasties. The facial scrub is a gentle exfoliant which left my skin feeling soft and smooth. The body scrub has larger ‘grounds’ and the inclusion of coconut and Vitamin E oils in the body scrub left my skin hydrated and moisturised. Make sure you rinse everything off and use a dark towel!”

Gift Pack —100ml Facial Exfoliant and 100g Body Scrub

A$29.90

ausnz.beanbodycare.com

Jeunesse Global. ZEN Project 8

ZEN Project 8™ simplifies weight management and teaches habits for leading a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of eight weeks you are guided through three easy-to-follow phases with premium ZEN products, expert coaching, and ongoing support from an active community of like-minded participants.

Choice of two programmes: the full eight-week Commit or the more popular Basic Zen Kick Start four-week programme for $373.66 plus postage.

Dee: “I was delighted that this wasn’t another meal replacement diet! The idea is to eat clean and to eat in threes i.e. eating a combination of protein, fat and carbohydrates every three hours. Between meals there is the choice of either a vanilla or chocolate shake so you never feel hungry. You do need to spend time preparing healthy, clean meals but the effort is well worth it. The programme starts with a seven-day detox which definitely gives you energy and makes you feel less bloated. I lost 4.8kg in the first week of the programme.

tonycherylpipes.jeunesseglobal.com

or call Cheryl on 027 286 9134